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Resolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout - Three Brothers Brewing

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 92
Gots: 43 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Three Brothers Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels

(Beer added by: VBWharfRat on 09-11-2013)
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Reviews by JamieDuncan:
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4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A good friend brought this for a beer snobbery session at me beer guru's house. Unbelievable! One of the best beers I've ever had. absolutely could not believe it was that strong, unbelievably smooth and easy to drink with an unreal flavor. Can not say enough about how good this beer is.

JamieDuncan, Apr 19, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

Bottle 1867/2000, big thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Small super dark head fades quickly, long oily legs, so pitch black. 4.5

Aroma explodes with dark malts stout and bourbon, big thick fudgey dark choc, like black forest cake without cherries, so much bourbon, layers of bourbon barrel, barrel juice, fresh oaky bourbon, and some roast notes, very little booze, faint coffee, touch caramel. 4.5

Taste starts with dark black malts, acrid roast, touch burnt coffee but not a ton, little barrel char as bourbon washes over, nice barrel juice, less than the aroma but obvious. Mild fudgey dark choc, cocoa, etc, little sweet caramel note, powdered cocoa, little bitter hop note and little roast bitterness. Faint dark fruits and nuts, little booze note, touch of booze warmth, heavy rich beer. Finish sticky costs the mouth, more fudge, dark choc cocoa, little roast, more bourbon and barrel notes, flash of booze. 4.5

Mouth is full rich bod, little viscous, but slightly thin, decent carb light booze but hidden well. 4.25

Overall this was delicious! Very enjoyable, waves of bourbon which I love, barrel juice even, nice dark malts, cocoa fudge, etc. Quite tasty. 4.5

jlindros, Sep 14, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros bottle number 1867/2000. Bottled 2/14 (Batch 2)

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a super dark black motor oil hue with a thin half finger dark chocolate head that fades rather quickly to leave a light halo. The legs are just awesome. 4.5 (x .05 = .225)

S - Aromas of big bold bourbon, super dense fudge and brownies. Bakers chocolate galore, loads of vanilla and barrel. Little roast, really no booze and this is 13.5%. Super light coffee and nuts. Lovely. 4.5 (x .2 = .9)

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of rich bourbon, heavy chocolate, dark bakers cocoa, the typical Russian imperial darker sweet fruits. Loads of black malts. This isn't remotely hot, but you just know it's double digits. Great bourbon comes back afterwards and nice roast and barrels. The finish is more sweeter bourbon. Really well balanced across the board. 4.5 (x .45 = 2.025)

M - Mouthfeel is creamy, though slightly thin. Alcohol is hidden very well, surprisingly so. 4.25 (x .1 = .425)

O - Overall this beer was awesome, just like the other Three Brothers. Love the bourbon. I have one more in the cellar and think this is at its peak. 4.5 (x .2 = .9)

Total Rating Score: 4.47
Serving Type: Bottle

rudzud, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

catboy, Mar 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Mantooth, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Cynic-ale, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

HoppySeb, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

jtladner, Jun 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

tdm168, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

qcbrewer, Mar 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

tclipse, May 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

HuntDaddy540, Jun 01, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 3/15/2014.

Appearance - Black. Mocha head. Medium collar.

Smell - Oak. Vanilla. Sharp boozy bourbon. Deep fudge. Molasses.

Taste - Oak is still sharp, but the stout overpowers it a bit. Deep dark chocolate. Sweet molasses. Vanilla. Oak. Bourbon is the persistent aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Heavy body. Boozy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Pretty good. It's rated 4.5 as I rate it, which I think is crazy, but it's a good beer. Huge, though.

Alieniloquium, Jul 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

LilGuyKeenan, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

gr8zehaman, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

bbsaur, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

Kmlund, Jul 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

mkirkland80, Jun 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

BeastLU, Apr 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

VeganUndead, Mar 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

thegrimone, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Goodwire80, Aug 07, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Corked and caged 750mL bottle from ThatCracker (thanks man!). Cellar Series Vol 1, bottle 425 of 2000. No bottle date but I beleive this was released in Dec 2013. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours jet black with a half finger mocha hued head. The foam quickly settles to a thin halo and wisps across the top without leaving any lace.

Smells of chocolate bourbon balls. Sweet bourbon, soft chocolate, earthy vanilla, faint oak and caramel.

Taste follows the nose. Strong but not over powering bourbon and fudge are the predominant flavors. Also notes of burnt caramel, oaky vanilla, bittersweet char, mild dark fruits, vaguely nutty and a nip of booze. Goes down quite easily, particularly considering the 13.5% alcohol bill.

Creamy, medium thick body with low-to-moderate carbonation. Chalky, chocolately, bourbon infused finish.

A solid bourbon barreled imperial stout. Far from a favorite for my tastes but well above average and I'm glad to have tried it.

ThickNStout, Feb 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

YumYumGumGum, Jan 21, 2014
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Resolute Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout from Three Brothers Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.